Oh my gosh yall, it has been a fun week!
Time keeps passing by and it is insane!!
Okay so cool thing happened this week. We usually get a Sunday night like big devotional, because we have like 4 devotionals on Sunday but the night one is like the big deal one. And then everyone new shows up on Tuesdays and so we have a Tuesday night devotional for that. But crazy thing, two apostles wanted to do a broadcast for all the MTCs to hear in one week. So on Sunday night we heard from Elder Ballard and on Tuesday night we heard from Elder Andersen.
Elder Ballards address focused on the importance of locking your heart and staying focused on missinary work while Elder Andersens was over the power and great importance of prayer. Ill be real, I thought Elder Ballards talk was great and important as hes an apostle and everything. But I really loved Elder Andersens about the fact that missionary work is hard but prayer can ease the struggle. I really loved when he said “you will share the Lords insomnia for 18 or 24 months” because the Lord thinks of us constantly and worries about what we do in all things. It was an interesting thought because I know that I wear the name of Christ every day and that we have this extra strength being set apart and everything. But I think it just hit me more sincerely the fact that I have been tired here and I have been emotional here and that will continue for 18 long months. But I have also felt such joy here and such peace in my heart when a fake investigator accepts the gospel and feels the spirit in their heart. And I think that was the main point of Elder Andersens address for me, it focused on the fact that missions are difficult, but if your remember your purpose- the good outweighs the bad.. and the bad isnt even that rough. Its just being human and having emotions. But i am so excited to head out to Pachuca in two weeks! It cant come soon enough!